Alamogordo is an interesting town. It’s a smallish town, but has an oriental grocery store and a natural foods store as well. I thought that was neat, and was tempted to get some Thai green tea at the grocery, but decided I have enough tea with me that I have yet to use. I’m like a crazy cat lady, but for tea.
Alamogordo was the first place we stayed that had mountains as a backdrop. This made for beautiful mornings with fog on the mountains. I spent one afternoon watching the rain and rainclouds sneak across the range. A neat thing, indeed. We stopped here because I wanted to see the White Sands National Park, and it did not disappoint. Random white dunes of sand in the middle of a valley. Climb up the dunes and you get wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. “Rent” a disc (Buy one for $10, get $3 back if you return it) and sled down the dunes.
Alamogordo was also the first place that snowed on us during this trip. Phhhh.